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Installing Arduino IDE

So from now you are familiar with the main parts of Arduino so let’s get started and get our hands dirty.

 In this tutorial we will be installing the IDE of Arduino to upload our code to board.

Software Requirement:

  • Arduino IDE Software

Hardware requirement:

  • Arduino Board
  • USB Cable (A plug to B plug)


Step 1: Download and install the IDE


  • Go to this Link and download the IDE
  • Install the setup on your PC

Step 2: Launch the IDE


  • Search for “Arduino” in apps (window 10)
  • Click on the Arduino icon

Step 3: Power up your board


  • Connect one side of USB to Arduino board and other side to your computer USB port

Step 4: Open first project

Once you have installed the IDE you have two options:

  • Create a new project
  • Open an existing project

To create a new project:

  • Select: File→new

Top open an existing project:

  • Select: file→ example→basic→blink

In this case we are selecting one of the examples labeled as “blink”

Which make the default LED (On PIN no 13) blink with a delay of 1 second

Step 5: Select Arduino board

You have to select the board you are using in your IDE as the Arduino IDE support number of boards.

For selecting board:   


  • Go to Tools → Board and select your board.

Step 6: Select PORT

Select the port on which your board is connected

To select PORT:


  • Tools → Serial Port

Step 7:  Compile and Upload the code

  • To burn the code to your board you must compile and upload the code to your board

To compile the code:

  • Click on the Compile button OR
  • Select: Sketch Compile OR
  • Press: CTR+R


To upload the code:

  • Click on the upload button OR
  • Select: Sketch Upload OR
  • Press: CTR+U



Uploading a code mean to transfer the code from one place to other. In the uploading process the code will saved on to the microcontroller's memory for future usage.

You will see “Done uploading” message and the default LED blinking if the code is successfully uploaded to the board.